WHAT MUST BE SENT TO THE NAUTICAL INSTITUTE FOR REVALIDATION OR CONVERSION OF DP CERTIFICATES?
Candidates are required to apply online through the website of The Nautical Institute. The following documents shall be sent as part of the application:
- Original NI DP logbook and IMCA logbook (IMCA logbook if applicable)
- Original DP certificate issued by The Nautical Institute
- Confirmation letter for all sea time claimed after 1 January 2014
- Copy of Certificate of Competency (CoC) or Proficiency if holder started the scheme after January 2012.
In the case of revalidation, The Nautical Institute requires that DPOs send their documents in the same month as their original DP certificate was initially issued, i.e. the month printed in the DP certificate.
After verification and if applicable, the DP certificate will be replaced with a new expiry date, valid for 5 years.
Q&A: WHAT HAPPENS IF A DPO DOES NOT APPLY FOR THE CERTIFICATE TO BE REVALIDATED IN THE PERIOD REQUIRED BY THE NAUTICAL INSTITUTE?
The Nautical Institute is going to issue the certificate based on the date of the revalidation recall. Example: if the DPO is required to revalidate the certificate in 2015 but only applies for this process in 2017, then the Institute will issue the DP certificate with validity until 2020. It means that the DPO will lose two years of his renewal process and will be due to revalidate the DP certificate again in three years time instead of five.
In order to avoid future issues and complaints on this matter, The Nautical Institute has been communicating the requirements and processes for revalidation since 2012 through many channels, including the Institute’s website, companies, conferences and DPTEG members to make sure that everyone in the industry is aware of the need to revalidate their certificates.
Q&A: HOW WILL THE SEA TIME IN THE IMCA LOGBOOK BE COUNTED IF RECORDED IN HOURS?
The hours recorded in an individual’s logbook will be divided by 2 to get the number of DP days that the person has obtained in the last 5 years. This produces the formula below: